Please note: Due to heavy parcels volumes and increased safety measures, delays in shipping can be expected. We are making every effort to complete the delivery of your cookies as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience.
Q Where can I buy Girl Guide cookies?
Cookie selling is a long-standing tradition in Canada. Girl Guide cookies are sold by girls in communities across Canada. Please visit our Cookie Finder Map to find a unit near you who will be selling cookies in-person.
Q How much does a box of Girl Guide cookies cost?
Girl Guide cookies are sold for only $5.00 a box. If you are purchasing cookies through our e-cookies portal, shipping and handling fees will apply.
Q When I buy Girl Guide cookies, where does my money go?
Proceeds from the sale of Girl Guide cookies support Guiding activities – both in your community and across the country. The money raised through cookie sales:
- Helps us provide diverse and exciting programs and activities.
- Allows girls the chance to discover new interests, learn valuable leadership skills and make lasting friendships.
- Assists girls and leaders with attending camps and events.
Q How does cookie selling benefit girls?
Through cookie selling, girls in Guiding build confidence and gain empowerment. The experience of selling cookies helps girls learn about goal setting as well as:
- Money mastery
- Digital media literacy
Q How many boxes of Girl Guide cookies are sold each year?
Million boxes of Girl Guide cookies are sold each year across Canada.
Q Are Girl Guide cookies peanut-free?
There are no peanuts or peanut products in Girl Guide cookies. The peanut-free logo and a peanut-free statement are located beside the ingredient list on all cookie boxes. To avoid the risk of cross-contamination, our cookies are produced in a peanut-free bakery to ensure that everyone can enjoy them. Get more information on Dare Foods' commitment to a peanut-free facility.
Q Do Girl Guide Cookies have an expiry date?
To ensure Girl Guide Cookies retain their optimum taste, texture and appearance they have a freshness guarantee date. Classic Girl Guide cookies are best within ten months of the date they were produced, while chocolately-mint cookies are best eaten within eight months of production. Girl Guide cookies can be consumed after these time periods even though the optimum quality will start to diminish. To determine the packaging date of your cookies, please locate the production date imprinted on the end flap of the box. This date represents the day cookies were produced.
Q Have you reduced the trans fats in Girl Guide Cookies?
Girl Guides of Canada-Guides du Canada (GGC) is aware of the health issues surrounding particular processed foods, including cookies, and is committed to maintaining the quality of Girl Guide cookies while keeping these concerns in mind.
Girl Guides of Canada is proud to state announce that our classic chocolate and vanilla Girl Guide cookies have 0g trans-fat per serving, while our chocolatey mint cookies have 90 percent less trans-fat per serving than before. There is now only 0.1 g of trans-fat per serving (two cookies). Our ability to completely remove the trans-fat is limited by our desire to maintain the same quality, taste and texture of our chocolatey mint cookies. We have worked closely with our baker Dare Foods Ltd to reduce the trans-fat content of our cookies while maintaining the same great taste that Canadians love. As always, it is important to remember that cookies are a treat.
Q Are Girl Guide cookie boxes environmentally friendly?
Yes, both the shipper case and the box are printed on 100 per cent recycled material while the box's coating is water-based (which is more eco-friendly than previous coatings). The plastic tray is fully recyclable in most municipalities. The cookie tray over-wrap (the clear cellophane) is recyclable, but has limited acceptance - please check with your local municipality.
Q What kinds of programs/initiatives can girls take part in while selling cookies?
Girls have opportunities to earn awards and program badges by cookie selling! They can:
- Work on their Our Story theme badge while learning about cookies sales and the history of cookies in GGC.
- Rangers who participate in four different cookie campaigns, can earn their Ranger Cookie Campaign Challenge award. This is part of the Trailblazer Leadership Gold award but it can be earned separately.
Q How long has GGC been selling cookies?
GGC has been selling cookies since 1927. It all began when a Regina Girl Guide Leader baked and packaged cookies as a simple way to raise money. Girl Guide cookies are a time-honoured and eagerly awaited Canadian tradition. Read more about the history of Girl Guide cookies in Canada.
Q Who should I contact if I have more questions or concerns?
If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are there any selling restrictions?
For cookie selling protocols, please see Safe Guide for further details.